Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keystone project may be delayed so it doesn't f*ck up Obama's re-election chances

The U.S. State Department will order another environmental assessment for the Keystone XL pipeline route, allowing U.S. President Barack Obama to shelve the controversial issue until after the 2012 elections, media reports said Thursday.

Reuters news agency, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other media reported that the agency will consider a proposal to reroute the 3,000-kilometre pipeline away from an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska.

An official announcement was expected as early as Thursday, but at a State Department press briefing in the afternoon, no such announcement was made.

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